Live Music: Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus at the Greek Theatre

By Mike Finkelstein Sometimes life can be so poetic. In 1980, as Peter Frampton’s career was at a low ebb, he lost his most prized possession. He lost his Les Paul black beauty. This was his main axe and a huge, iconic part of his musical identity. It’s the one he played on Humble Pie’s… Read More Live Music: Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus at the Greek Theatre

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Picks of the Week: May 9 – 13

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – May 10 & 11. (Thurs. & Fri.)  Peter Eldridge: Foolish Hearts.  Grammy winning pianist/vocalist Eldridge is joined by bassist Matt Aronoff for an intimate musical excursion through originals and standards.  Vitello’s. (818) 769-0905. – May 10 – 12. (Thurs. – Sat.)  The Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Gustavo Dudamel conducts a sparkling… Read More Picks of the Week: May 9 – 13

CD Review: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

By Devon Wendell Unlike the countless amount of posthumous Hendrix anthologies released over the past several decades, West Coast Seattle Boy traces Hendrix’s career as a session guitarist.  The material reaches from gigs in the early to mid ‘60s — with some of the greatest legends of soul, including The Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Rosa… Read More CD Review: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology